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Return to Earth
by , Wayne Warga

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 15, 2015

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<b>Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin鈥檚 courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression.</b><br /><br /> 鈥淲e landed with all the grace of a freight elevator,鈥?Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of <i>Return to Earth</i>, remembering Command Module <i>Columbia</i>鈥檚 abrupt descent into the gravity of the blue planet. With that splash, Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the human side of the space program, as one of the first two men to land on the moon learns to cope with the pressures of his new public persona.<br /> 聽<br /> In honest and compelling prose, Aldrin reveals a side of instant fame for which West Point and NASA could never have prepared him. One day a fighter pilot and engineer, the next a cultural hero burdened with the adoration of thousands, Aldrin gives a poignant account of the affair that threatened his marriage, as well as his descent into alcoholism and depression that resulted from trying to be too many things to too many people.<br /> 聽<br /> He didn鈥檛 realize that when he landed on his home planet his odyssey had just begun. As Aldrin puts it, 鈥淚 traveled to the moon, but the most significant voyage of my life began when I returned from where no man had been before.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /><i>Return to Earth</i> is a powerful and moving memoir that exposes the stresses suffered by those in the Apollo program and the price Buzz Aldrin paid when he became an American icon.<br /> 聽
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil de Grasse Tyson

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><strong>Over a year on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.<br /><br /><br /><br />The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.</strong></p><br /><p>What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There鈥檚 no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.</p><br /><p>But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.</p><br /><p>While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.</p>
A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 04, 2011

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking鈥檚 book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin鈥攁nd what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending鈥攐r are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?<br /><br />Told in language we all can understand,聽<i>A Brief History of Time</i>聽plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and 鈥渁rrows of time,鈥?of the big bang and a bigger God鈥攚here the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.
A New World
by Whitley Strieber

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 15, 2019

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In September of 2015 the visitors who figured in Whitley Strieber's immortal bestseller Communion returned to his life. A New World details their powerful message: <br /><br />A New World is Coming鈥f We Can Take It.<br /><br />In 2018, the US Navy admitted that videos taken off the carrier Nimitz by pilots using ultra-sophisticated cameras, were of unknown objects with incredible flight characteristics. Add to this the past 70 years of UFO evidence, and it is now undeniable that something unknown is flying around in our skies. But why are they here?<br /><br />There are millions of close encounter witnesses who would say that they are here for us, and have already been in contact with us for two generations, while the official world and the media have been in denial.<br /><br />In 1987, author Whitley Strieber published Communion about his own close encounter. It was met with brutal skepticism...but not from other close encounter witnesses, who wrote him in their hundreds of thousands, telling of their own experiences. As it has been increasingly realized that something real is happening, a great university has archived this precious record.<br /><br />After 33 years of having them in his life, and an entirely new group of encounters starting in 2015, Whitley Strieber returns with a new vision of contact that will shatter all of our previous theories and beliefs and reveal the experience for what it is: the strangest, most powerful and potentially most important thing that has ever happened to mankind.<br /><br />From A New World<br /><br />As science advances, we are finding that the universe is far larger and more complex than we ever imagined, and mysterious beings like our visitors, which we dismissed as imaginary, are turning out to be real. This is calling to all of us to find a new life鈥攁 new world鈥攊n which they play a part.<br />As we are coming to realize that they are real and here, we also find ourselves asking the question that Col. Philip Corso asked so long ago when he found himself facing them: 鈥淲hat鈥檚 in it for us?鈥?lt;br />They want to join us. They need us, but more, we need them鈥攖heir wisdom and their insight into the peril of our world and how to ensure our future.<br />Dare we open our door to them?<br /><br />Praise for A New World<br /><br />鈥淲hitley Strieber鈥檚 magical books about his encounters with the uncanny have captured my imagination since childhood. A New World find the master in top form, from a stirring and ultra high strangeness experience at Wounded Knee to grand speculations about consciousness, communion and the future of humanity. A fascinating, mysterious book.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> --Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars<br /><br />鈥淢r. Strieber writes with the precious sanity of an intuitive savant. In describing so clearly true experiences that baffle most of us, he opens our minds to accept with grace meanings we need to learn are very real.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> --Christopher Green, MD, PhD<br /><br />鈥淧rovocative and riveting. I couldn鈥檛 put it down. Strieber confronts the mystery of close encounter with fresh insight and depth, wrapping up his years of interaction with the phenomenon he calls 鈥渢he visitors.鈥?Now there is more urgency for contact than ever before, and this book explains how that might happen.鈥?lt;br /><br /> --Leslie Kean, Investigative Reporter and Author of Surviving Death, a Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife<br /><br />鈥淚 entered Whitley Strieber鈥檚 New World and couldn鈥檛 put it down. Humankind has always wondered what extraterrestrial life would look like, be like, act like. The 鈥渧isitors鈥?of A New World are unlike anything we have conceived, in other words, they are truly alien. Enter this risky new world and leave warned鈥nd empowered.鈥?lt;br /><br /> --Diana Walsh Pasulka, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, author of American Cosmic<br /><br />
The Order of Time
by Carlo Rovelli

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>One of TIME鈥檚 Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade<br /></b> <br /><b>"Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . <i>The Order of Time</i> is a dazzling book." --<i>The Sunday Times</i></b> <b><br /></b> <br /><b>From the bestselling author of <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i>, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.</b><br /><br />Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. <br /><br />For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. <br /><br />Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> so appealing, <i>The Order of Time</i> offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty...
by Erik Asphaug

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world鈥檚 most innovative planetary geologists.</strong><br /><br />In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon. Even in their poor resolution, the images stunned scientists: the far side is an enormous mountainous expanse, not the vast lava-plains seen from Earth. Subsequent missions have confirmed this in much greater detail.</p><p>How could this be, and what might it tell us about our own place in the universe? As it turns out, quite a lot.</p><p>Fourteen billion years ago, the universe exploded into being, creating galaxies and stars. Planets formed out of the leftover dust and gas that coalesced into larger and larger bodies orbiting around each star. In a sort of heavenly survival of the fittest, planetary bodies smashed into each other until solar systems emerged. Curiously, instead of being relatively similar in terms of composition, the planets in our solar system, and the comets, asteroids, satellites and rings, are bewitchingly distinct. So, too, the halves of our moon.</p><p>In聽<em>When the Earth Had Two Moons</em>, esteemed planetary geologist Erik Asphaug takes us on an exhilarating tour through the farthest reaches of time and our galaxy to find out why. Beautifully written and provocatively argued,聽<em>When the Earth Had Two Moons</em>聽is not only a mind-blowing astronomical tour but a profound inquiry into the nature of life here鈥攁nd billions of miles from home.</p>
God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question...
by , Dick Teresi

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

July 12, 2012

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<b>A Nobel Prize鈥搘inning physicist鈥檚 鈥渇unny, clever, entertaining鈥?account of the history of particle physics and the hunt for a Higgs boson (<i>Library Journal</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> In this extraordinarily accessible and witty book, Leon Lederman鈥斺€渢he most engaging physicist since the late, much-missed Richard Feynman鈥?(<i>San Francisco Examiner</i>)鈥攐ffers a fascinating tour that takes us from the Greeks鈥?earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. This is not only an enlightening journey through baryons and hadrons and leptons and electrons鈥攊t also 鈥渕ay be the funniest book about physics ever written鈥?(<i>The Dallas Morning News</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淥ne of the clearest, most enjoyable new science books in years聽.聽.聽.聽explains the entire history of physics and cosmology. En route, you鈥檒l laugh so hard you won鈥檛 realize how much you are聽learning.鈥?鈥?lt;i>San Francisco Examiner</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭he story of the search for the ultimate constituents of matter has been told many times before, but never with more verve and wit.聽.聽.聽.聽His hilarious account of how he helped persuade President Reagan to approve the construction of the Super Collider is itself worth the price of the book.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i>
The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over Gen...
by Pedro G. Ferreira

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

February 04, 2014

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<p><b>鈥淥ne of the best popular accounts of how Einstein and his followers have been trying to explain the universe for decades</b>鈥?<b>(<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Physicists have been exploring, debating, and questioning the general theory of relativity ever since Albert Einstein first presented it in 1915. This has driven their work to unveil the universe鈥檚 surprising secrets even further, and many believe more wonders remain hidden within the theory鈥檚 tangle of equations, waiting to be exposed. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, an astrophysicist brings general relativity to life through the story of the brilliant physicists, mathematicians, and astronomers who have taken up its challenge. For these scientists, the theory has been both a treasure trove and an enigma.<br /> 聽<br /> Einstein鈥檚 theory, which explains the relationships among gravity, space, and time, is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement of modern physics鈥攜et studying it has always been a controversial endeavor. Relativists were the target of persecution in Hitler鈥檚 Germany, hounded in Stalin鈥檚 Russia, and disdained in 1950s America. Even today, PhD students are warned that specializing in general relativity will make them unemployable.<br /> 聽<br /> Still, general relativity has flourished, delivering key insights into our understanding of the origin of time and the evolution of all the stars and galaxies in the cosmos. Its adherents have revealed what lies at the farthest reaches of the universe, shed light on the smallest scales of existence, and explained how the fabric of reality emerges. Dark matter, dark energy, black holes, and string theory are all progeny of Einstein鈥檚 theory.<br /> 聽<br /> In the midst of a momentous transformation in modern physics, as scientists look farther and more clearly into space than ever before, <i>The Perfect Theory</i> exposes the greater relevance of general relativity, showing us where it started, where it has led鈥攁nd where it can still take us.<br /> 聽</p>
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize鈥攖he dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly鈥擶ilbur and Orville Wright.<br /><br />On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers鈥攂icycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio鈥攃hanged history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.<br /> <br />Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.<br /> <br />In this 鈥渆njoyable, fast-paced tale鈥?(<i>The Economist</i>), master historian David McCullough 鈥渟hows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly鈥?(<i>The Washington Post) </i>and 鈥渃aptures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>). He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is 鈥渁 story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency鈥bout what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished鈥?lt;i>The Wright Brothers</i> soars鈥?(<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings
by , Jay Barbree

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 03, 2011

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<b><i>New York Times </i></b><b>bestseller for fans of <i>First Man</i>: A 鈥渂reathtaking鈥?insider history of NASA鈥檚 space program鈥攆rom astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).</b><br /> 聽On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation鈥檚 most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA鈥檚 effort to conquer space, and <i>Moon Shot</i> is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century鈥檚 greatest feat鈥攍anding humans on another world.聽Collaborating with NBC鈥檚 veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America鈥檚 space exploration from the time of Shepard鈥檚 first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

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